1st Call Short Term Scientific Missions




STSMs are exchange visits aimed at supporting researchers’ individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration. STSMs are intended especially, but not solely, for young researchers. An STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, while enabling those partaking in the missions to establish new partnerships, learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.

There was a total of 4 grants of 2,100 EUR each. Participants belonging to Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) will reccieve the 50% of the STSM grant at the beginning of the STSM action. The STSM grant is still subject to Grant Agreement signature, which will take place within few weeks.

This call has been agreed by the STSM Committee and by the Core Group of the Cost Action. It is important to highlight that any STSM has to take place within the first budget period of the Cost Action, that is, between December 2019 and April 15th, 2020.

Application deadline expired on December 19th, 2019.

The first four early career researchers have been granted and ready for the STSMs. The plans of the four STSMs were presented by the researchers at the 2nd COST Meeting at Politecnico di Milano, February 12-14, 2020.   Two early career researshers are now in STSM in USA (Cornell University, College of Human Ecology) and Italy (Politecnico di Milano, Milan), respectively, while two Short Term Scientific Missions that supposed to be conducted in USA (Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction) and Belgium (Vrije Universiteit, Brussel) were unfortunatelly cancelled due to the coronavirus. Short Term Scientific Missions will be opened again in the second part of 2020.


Contact info:

Carles Méndez-Ortega STSM Coordinator of the Cost Action 18214, carles.mendez@urv.cat


Ilaria Mariotti , Chair of the Cost Action 18214

Pavel Bednar, Vice-Chair of the Cost Action 18214


Published 24. November 2019 - 11:07 - Updated 29. April 2020 - 16:21